About Us

Yellow and Sundown were strays on the mean streets and eventually picked up by animal services. They were scheduled to be put down but Hound Haven Rescue in Oakland saved their sweet lives just in the nick of time.

Dog Walking through Golden Gate Park

We adopted Yellow Dog and Sundown together in August, 2011. Two rambunctious five-month-old puppies were a lot to handle and we quickly discovered Yellow Dog had certain issues, such as allergies and injuries. We had a lot of questions. Yellow Dog Blog was created with first-time dog owners in mind as a one-stop shop for expert-sourced information to help alleviate some of the stress of training and caring for a new pup.

Jacqueline Bennett is a broadcast journalist and meteorologist. She worked as Chief Meteorologist for KRON-4 in San Francisco, as well as a staff meteorologist for CW6 San Diego and NBC 10 Boston. She left the television industry after successfully battling triple negative breast cancer while pregnant with her second child. She is now chiefly a consulting meteorologist, handling private forecasting jobs as well as litigation cases. Jacqueline previously partnered with Rover.com’s Daily Treat blog—her work can be found under that tab above. She enjoys spending time at home with all five kids—human and canine—and managing Yellow Dog Blog.

Beverly Ulbrich, The Pooch Coach

Yellow Dog Blog’s head training expert is San Francisco based private dog trainer and behaviorist Beverly Ulbrich. Beverly has worked in the Bay Area since 2003 helping dog owners, rescue organizations, veterinarians, and other dog people and businesses. She is the founder of The Pooch Coach with the motto “Any Dog. Any Problem!” Beverly helps people better connect with their canine companions through her empathic(sm) methodology and expertise in everything from dog aggression to fear and anxiety. 

In addition to casting, training, and handling dogs for TV and film, Beverly often appears on TV herself as an expert on canine behavior.  Her dog Musik is already a budding star, appearing in print ads, TV, and movies. The Pooch Coach has won several “Best of the Bay” awards for her work, as well as four awards for her Dog Blog with free training tips.  

You can follow SF Dog Connect by The Pooch Coach on Facebook to further join The Pooch Coach and Yellow Dog Blog community—share pictures and stories, get support, ask questions, and get training advice from experts and other dog owners.

Colleen Demling-Riley, Pawtopia

With over 30,000 hours and 16 years of hands-on dog training experience, Colleen Demling-Riley has the expertise to help with any dog training need from helping a puppy to adjust to a home, to teaching obedience commands, to fixing problem behaviors like anxiety and aggression. She holds numerous credentials including CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, CDBC and AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator.  She trained Service Dogs for Canine Companions and designed the temperament test for the Therapy Dog Program at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego. She is a frequent contributor to local and national media including Yahoo, The Huffington Post, Woman’s Day and many more. She writes monthly articles for rescue groups and other dog related websites and has partnered with several companies from start-ups to international franchises to develop canine related products, policies, and educational programs.

Katie Kangas DVM CVA CVCP owns and operates Integrative Veterinary Care, a private holistic and integrative practice in San Diego, California. In addition to her CVA from the Chi Institute in 2008, Dr Kangas has training in Advanced Acupuncture, Food Therapy, Herbal Medicine and Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation (VOM). She has authored several articles published in veterinary journals and pet magazines and lectures nationally and internationally. Dr Kangas was the Medical Director of the San Diego Humane Society & SPCA from 2002 to 2007.

Dr. Brandy Vickers is an associate veterinarian at Avenues Pet Hospital in San Francisco. She is a member of the AVMA, CVMA and SFVMA. She has worked with Yellow Dog and Sundown on a variety of issues and provides us with expert information on health topics.

11 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Hi Jacqueline: My wife, Jaynne, and I really enjoyed visiting with you and Jenn at Seasons of the Vineyard in Healdsburg last Saturday. You were generous with your time and a delight to meet. Thanks, too, for the good work on behalf of our four-legged friends. Dogs need advocates like you and your colleagues at Yellow Dog Blog. Regards, John Angius

  2. Just watched you on KRON this evening. I’m so glad I was watching because I had not heard of the Yellow Dog Blog. Checked it out and it has lots of good info about our four-legged friends. Thanks for all your hard work on behalf of animals. By the way, your doggies are SO adorable!

  3. We go out at 4:45am for 30 minutes in the morning and 1 hour at night around 5pm. Future cast lets me know if were going to get lucky or we’ll be walking in the rain. Basenjis don’t particularly like getting wet but they’re pretty good sports about it. 🙂

    1. Yes, they sound like my pups who also don’t like getting wet! I did buy little raincoats for them. I don’t think they understand the coats but I know they understand being dry! LOL 🙂

  4. I saw the post about the Fort on FB from Hookers Hounds linking your blog. I was unaware the GNRA are at it again! I like this blog and I watch you in the evening for the latest weather as I have 2 Basenjis and need to know what our walk will be like in the very early am.

    1. I think most people are unaware of the changes the GGNRA is trying to implement. Hopefully there is enough public outcry to stop it.
      Thank you so much for watching! I’m glad to help with the forecast! How early do you walk your pups?

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